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North Court takes a trip down memory lane

Everyone likes to take the time to reminisce about times gone by. About the things we used to do when we were younger. Whether that was popping down to the market, or catching up with friends at the pub, memories are always nice to look back on.

The team at North Court Care Home in Bury St. Edmonds, recognise how important it is for residents to relive a little bit of their youth, and remember what things were like back in their day.

Last week the home officially opened its Memory Lane Corridor, enabling residents to literally take a trip down memory lane. The corridor leads to a tea room where the residents and sit down and relax, but they’re also able to visit the hairdressers and the ‘pawn shop’ on the way.

Joanne Moses, Home Manager, said: “It has taken us a little while to get this corridor just right, but the reaction from the residents has made all of the hard work worthwhile. Before this project started we asked the residents about what they remembered, and if they could take a trip down memory lane, what would they like to see. The feedback resulted in everything you see in the corridor.

“The residents can’t wait to show off this area of the home to their family and friends. Some of them have now said they’ll be able to show their grandchildren exactly what it was like in Grandma’s Day.”

Date published: 15 September 2017

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